Evening dress Place of origin: England (made) Date: ca. 1818 (made) Artist/Maker: unknown (production) Materials and Techniques: Machine made silk net, embroidered with silk, trimmed with satin decoration, wired epaulettes, hand-sewn
Regency Fashion: The Muslin and Net Period, by Vic. Jane Austen fans are familiar with the high-waisted muslin dresses popular during her adulthood. How many are aware that machine-made net or gauze became a “hot” item from 1810 and on?